—come to a decision.
13. διὰ ἰσχύν
—i e we need be in no hurry, because the Athenians, knowing our strength and that we are not overlooking what they have done (cf. c. 69. 3
), will not dare to take any further step against us in the meantime.
—before you too consent to arbitration.
—this and φοβερώτατα
are pred. to ταῦτα
(Classen). If Thuc. means καὶ τοῖς ἐν. φοβερώτατα
to explain κράτιστα
, the first καί
must be omitted (see crit. note). The double καί
makes two ideas.